Resources

To the maximum extent practical, RECs used by AMP for EcoSmart Choice are Green-e® certified by the Center for Resource Solutions and/or are RECs generated within AMP member states. They are currently sourced from hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass or wind facilities.

Hydropower

Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. The force of the water drives a turbine which in turn powers a generator, producing electricity which can be used on-site or transported to other regions. For more information about AMPs hydropower projects, click here.

Landfill Gas to Energy

Instead of escaping into the air, landfill gas can be captured, converted, and used as an energy source. Using landfill gas helps to reduce odors and other hazards associated with landfill emissions, and it helps prevent methane from migrating into the atmosphere and contributing to local smog and global climate change. For more information about AMPs landfill gas to energy contracts, click here.

Wind

Wind power is the ability to make electricity using the air flows that occur naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. Wind turbine blades capture kinetic energy from the wind and turn it into mechanical energy, spinning a generator that creates electricity. For more information about AMPs wind power resources, click here.

Biomass

Biomass is fuel that is developed from organic materials, that when burned or decomposed, can be used to create electricity. Some examples of materials that make up biomass fuels are: scrap lumber, forest debris, certain crops, manure and some types of waste residues.